Luis_FNL_Luis de la Fuente mixes a keen business sense with a passion for fun

MARK STOKES  | Illustrator

Name and age: Luis de la Fuente, 26.

Spotted at: Bowser Avenue with Rolo, his 2-year-old Anatolian Shepherd.

Occupation: Real estate agent.

Entrepreneurial spirit: Born and raised in Dallas, this self-proclaimed “mutt” is the son of a Mexican national and a Persian mother. He is the middle child with an older sister and a younger brother. Reared in an entrepreneurial family (his parents own and operate Scalini’s Italian Restaurant in Lakewood), Luis has owned his own food truck, been on the board of directors for an Olympic sprinter’s online training business and is currently developing an event-based social media app.

Luis has an MBA in finance and strategy from Southern Methodist University and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. He pursues real estate in order to have the freedom to pursue some of his other interests and businesses. (If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, visit Luis at

Fun and free: When he is not pursuing his business ventures, Luis enjoys playing soccer, lifting weights, playing guitar, composing music, singing and cooking! His favorite dish is cold-cooked salmon ceviché.

Passionate, romantic, independent and philanthropic are words you can use to describe this stylish, handsome young go-getter. Luis also enjoys traveling. Some of his destinations have included Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Iran, Spain, France and Germany. Future travel plans include Australia and Japan.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 13, 2016.